Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
Lučka Kajfež Bogataj is a Slovenian climatologist, specialist in agricultural meteorology. She is a researcher and professor at the University of Ljubljana, full professor at the Faculty of Biotechnology, and chair of the chair in Agrometeorology. She is also a member of the educational committee of the European Meteorological Society. In her country she is considered one of the pioneers in the study of the impact of climate change, particularly on growth and agricultural production.
Bogataj was named a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Geneva and, in 2007. This panel was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize 2007*. In 2008, the then President of Slovenia, Danilo Türk, awarded her the Order of Merit for her scientific work on climate change and his dedication to protecting the environment.
*She was part of the IPCC group that in 2007, together with Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about manmade climate change.